Teens accused of breaking into high school
Four teenage boys were arrested over the weekend when, police said, they broke into Tarpon Springs High School and tried to change some students' grades in a computer. The students, who all attend Tarpon High and are 16 or 17 years old, were charged with trespassing and felony burglary. The boys entered Building 25 through an unlocked window about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the police report said. The school is closed for the winter holidays. Once inside, one or more of the boys changed grades in a computer, but told police he did not save the changes. Two filing cabinets were also pried open, police said. Police found the boys at the school when they responded to a silent alarm.
Daughters of Italy will wrap gifts
Okay you procrastinators: If you're out of time and you need wrapping help, the Daughters of Italy Lodge 2825 is there for you. Lodge members will wrap gifts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Books-a-Million, 33550 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. They'll do it for free, but wouldn't mind a donation to benefit charities.
Lighted candles to adorn bayou walk
If you're one of those folks who's on top of things and doesn't have any last-minute tasks (making the rest of us look bad), take some time to enjoy a walk that will be a heck of a lot more comfortable than what folks are going through up north. Sunset Hills Elementary students, staff and volunteers will light candles inside hundreds of personalized paper bags starting at dusk around Spring Bayou at the west end of Tarpon Avenue.
Hazardous waste day for businesses
Businesses looking to get rid of hazardous waste can take advantage of the county's monthly hazardous waste collection day. The next one will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center, 2990 110th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. This date is just for businesses, as are the second Wednesdays of every month. Businesses pay contractors directly at the county's reduced contract prices. Any business may drop off hazardous electronics. For chemicals, businesses need to qualify as small waste generators (producing less than 25 gallons, or 220 pounds, of chemical waste per month). For information, call (727) 464-7500 or visit www. pinellascounty.org/ bizwaste.
Bennis, Karen Francis
Blisard, Adrianna M.
Bosko, John A.
DeMoully, Dorothy Schneider "Dottie"
Gear, Gerald T.
Hartwig, Arthur E. Jr. "Art"
Muller, Mildred A.
Wagner, Harold "Hal"
Walsh, Richard George
Zuzack, Louis L. "Louie"
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.